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If the Nunavut Impact Review Board were a school teacher, the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.'s environmental impact statement for its big railway-based expansion plan would be marked “incomplete.” That's essentially what the review board told Baffinland earlier this month, in response to the company's submission of the statement this past August. After [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Camilla MacEachern
The N.W.T.'s film commissioner says the opening of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway last year is boosting people's interest in doing business in the territory. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Fancy dance coin
The 2 oz. pure silver coin was unveiled at McGill University's First Peoples' House annual powwow Friday in Montreal. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
A statement issued this week by Arctic parliamentarians at the end of their three-day conference, on Sept. 19, in Inari, Finland, could provide a plan for what should be done in the Arctic region. Its five pages of recommendations will hopefully guide the Canadian government in its policies and decision-making, Yukon [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
A former Nunavik police officer says he has the knowledge and connections in Quebec's North to make him the best representative for Quebec's Ungava riding. Denis Lamothe, a retired Sûreté du Québec provincial police officer, is running for Coalition Avenir Québec in the province's upcoming election on Oct. 1. “I don't want [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
SSi Micro's new cellular service is launching in Iqaluit on Saturday, Sept. 22. The service, called SSi Mobile, is already available in 15 communities across Nunavut. Over the next few months, it's expected to be available throughout Nunavut, delivered by the SSi Micro's Nunavut-wide 4G-LTE and 2G-GSM network. “It will be the [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Quebec's police watchdog has completed its independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding a death that took place in Puvirnituq on April 28, 2017, when a 22-year-old man died while in the custody of the Kativik Regional Police Force. The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes investigates all cases in Quebec in which someone [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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Michael St. John
Michael St. John, a former Hay River, N.W.T., swim coach and school trustee, is facing new charges of sexual assault and sexual touching dating back to 2010. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Yellowknife courthouse summer
A 12-person jury is scheduled to begin deliberation Friday in the trial of two elderly woman accused of trafficking large amounts of drugs in 2016. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Word on the Street
A designated stage for Indigenous voices will host a full day of programming at Canada's largest free outdoor book and magazine festival in Toronto on Sunday. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
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Yukon RCMP are investigating the death of a 39-year-old Whitehorse man as a homicide, following an autopsy on his body last week. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: CBC North
Kuujjuaq youth protection division fire
Police in Quebec arrested a teenage girl in Kuujjuaq in connection with a fire earlier this week that caused $2 million in damage to an office building. [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Source: CBC North
Kwasi Benjamin appeared in a Montreal court on Wednesday for his sentencing hearing for the 2015 death of his girlfriend Nellie Angutiguluk. Angutiguluk was a 29-year-old mother of three from Pivurnituq who had moved to Montreal in 2013, after the accidental death of the father of her children. She missed her [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Norman Wells, NWT
RCMP in Norman Wells, N.W.T., say they have suspended their search for a missing 20-year-old man who hasn't been seen in more than a week. [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Source: CBC North
As the Government of Nunavut embarks on a new round of consultations on how the territory should revise its education and language acts, critics say the government seems more focused on pushing the legislation through to avoid potential lawsuits. GN officials launched a new consultation tour on Sept. 17, with the [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Kandis Jameson
'I think the biggest thing going forward was that there was lots of momentum with the last council,' says Kandis Jameson, who was acclaimed as mayor of Hay River after Monday's nomination period closed. [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Source: CBC North
For an easy-to-read resource on just about anything you want to know about the Arctic environment, you can now consult Canada's Arctic Marine Atlas. The atlas was released earlier this week, so that it will end up in the hands of the G7 environment ministers, who are meeting from Wednesday to [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
I wish to respond to the recent Nunatsiaq News story regarding violence against women in mining (“Sexual violence a spinoff of Nunavut's mining industry: MMIWG hearings,” Sept. 13, 2018). This article makes substantial reference to expert testimony from an Iqaluit resident—TJ Lightfoot—to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Ever wonder how to check if a beluga is chronically stressed? Your best bet is to test cortisol levels in the whale's outer layers of blubber. That's according to new research on beluga populations in the eastern Beaufort Sea, published last week in the journal Arctic Science. “Cortisol is a tracer or a [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Source: Nunatsiaq News